September 27, 2023   

Lighting People: On the Move | September 2023


Author:  Brooke Ziolo, with contributions from Al Uszynski

Career moves of lighting people whom you may know


In the ever-evolving world of lighting, it's essential to stay updated with the industry's dynamic shifts. Whether it's the innovation of new technologies, shifts in market trends or the movement of industry professionals, the lighting sector remains a vibrant arena full of potential and growth.

Staying abreast of the movements of lighting people is not just about knowing who's who, but also about understanding the broader implications these shifts can have on business strategies, partnerships and industry alignments. 

It’s been a busy time for people moving up and moving on to new, exciting opportunities. Below is a rundown of some career changes that some lighting people have recently made.




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Lighting Person ▲▼ Company ▲▼ Role
Sean Buckley Acuity Brands, Holophane Zone Vice President, West
Kristine Delostrinos Vode Lighting Product Design Manager
Brian Drew Cooper Lighting Business Development - Enterprise
Alexandria Garin Lutron Electronics Customer Service Coordinator
Justin Heckroth Springfield Electric Director of Lighting Solutions
Yosuke Hiraiwa WSP USA VP - East Coast Lighting Studio Leader
Errol Jodah Acuity Brands Canada Senior Specification Manager
Mark Jenson Phoenix Lighting Director, C&I, U.S. and Canada
Adam Klein Elemental LED Director, Regional Sales West
Courtney Lewis BEGA North America National Sales Manager
John Winfield Littleton Jr., III Ardd & Winter Specification Sales Team Lead
Luli Maurino Parspec Strategic Growth Manager
Ryan Mikel Acuity Brands Sourcing Director, Raw Materials
Kristen Nicholson Acuity Brands, Holophane Associate Sales Representative
Evrim Ozel Uysal Illuminations Inc. Marketing Manager



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Recent Moves

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Lighting Person ▲▼ Company ▲▼ Role
Jeff Ansbaugh The Lighting Group Seattle Outside Sales
Leslie Baty SESCO Lighting Senior Project Manager
Andy Burns LSI Industries Regional Sales Manager
Jacob Cheek Luxfer Magtech Product Manager
Eden Connelly KSA Lighting & Controls Customer Care Professional
Todd Cortecero Chicago Lightworks Quotations
Randy Davis ERT Lighting Specification Sales
Maxwell Deutsch Rayhil Director of Specification Sales
Jim Gasque Current Manager, National Accounts
Hunter Griffin JJM Associates Outside Distributor Sales
Tom Hamilton Fluence Product Manager
Brigid Hardiman Available Light Associate Lighting Designer
Faith Jewell Wiedenbach Brown National Account Executive
Erika Johnson Energy Solutions Senior Energy Efficiency Account Manager, Lighting
Michelle Johnson Karpinski Engineering Lead Lighting Designer
Bryan Lassen Wizard Lighting Lighting Controls Specialist/Designer
Abby L'Hoste Acuity Brands, Holophane Direct Sales Representative
Roy Manning C&O Sales Specification Sales, Public Sector
Matt McAnena Legrand North America Regional VP, West
Erin McLellan-Dawe Legrand Regional Sales Manager, Central
Fernando Mendoza Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls Specifications/Lighting Design
Steve Merrick ASD Lighting Corp. Account Manager
Tyler Mullane Coronet LED VP of Business Development
Deniz Nolff vHealth Lighting National Sales Manager
Nevi Ozturk Nova Flex Director of Applications Engineering
Jorge Ruiz Llamas BOLD Associate Lighting Designer
Rylee Saylor St Louis Lighting Group Project Coordinator / Quotations Specialist
Chris Schielke ILP Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Roz Sobosle Keystone Technologies Director of Sales - Strategic Accounts
Lila Villa CMTA Lighting Designer
Wayne Wofford ASD Lighting Account Manager, Gulf Coast
Dan Wetzel Lighting Environments VP Distributor Sales & Partner
Hilary Zorn ABB Lighting Business Development Specialist



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Brooke Ziolo is President of Egret Consulting Group – the largest recruitment firm dedicated to serving the electrical and lighting industries.

NOTE:  While we do our best to ensure accuracy, most of the information above is aggregated from company announcements or individual postings on LinkedIn and other social media.  Please check with the employer or employee to verify employment status and official title.  If you see an error please contact us so we can address it.  Thank you.